Employing our Students

Each year, dozens of talented students begin their studies in our Master of Science in Computational Finance and Risk Management (MS-CFRM) degree program. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and from multiple countries and arrive with strong academic records in disciplines such as applied mathematics, economics, physics, statistics, computer science and electrical engineering.

Our campus students are available for full-time internships following their first academic year, and typically graduate in December of their second year.  Online students are typically working professionals, but there are a number throughout the US and overseas who may also be seeking employment opportunities.

Reaching our Students

Career Services

Career Services Manager Karen Beaudry works exclusively with CFRM students to enhance their professional skills during their time in the program. She can be reached at kbeaudry@uw.edu, or 206.616.9359 to discuss how we can help address any employment needs your company may have.

Resume Books and General Information

Prospective employers who are interested in speaking with a representative of the Computational Finance & Risk Management program should contact us.  Each year, we compile a book of resumes for our on-campus students, which we are happy to provide for your review upon request.

Posting an Opportunity

We are glad to post an internship or full-time opportunity specifically to our CFRM students and can work with you to identify the best-qualified students. Please contact us to forward a copy of the job description and the information on how to apply.

Employers who wish to post position more broadly across the UW campus should contact the UW Career & Internship Center.

Interviewing On Campus

Visiting the UW campus is the best method to meet many of our students at once. Please contact either the UW Career & Internship Center or the CFRM program directly if you wish to set up interviews with students in the Computational Finance & Risk Management program.

Interviewing Off Campus

For firms without an office in the greater Seattle area, we can help arrange temporary office space or work with you on the logistics of getting our students to your office anywhere in the continental US, or referring online students who may reside near your office location.

Value of CFRM

Offered through the top-ranked UW Department of Applied Mathematics, students in the CFRM program gain rigorous mathematical and statistical foundations in quantitative finance. CFRM courses go beyond the traditional academic approach and seek to provide valuable real-world experience, in part through finance industry professionals serving as affiliate instructors.

A unique feature of the CFRM program is the extensive use of the open source R programming language and modeling methods in many of the courses. Use of R is rapidly increasing in the finance industry (see for example the many presentations at www.rinfinance.com during the past few years). In-depth training in the use of R gives our students the ability to draw on the rapidly growing number of R finance packages to quickly implement standard and cutting edge quantitative finance methods in a new job environment. Other languages, such as C++, MATLAB and Python, are also used in various CFRM courses.